GB U21 Men beat Pakistan five-nil

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A hat-trick from Luke Taylor helped Great Britain Under-21 Men make an emphatic start to the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia on Sunday, as they beat Pakistan 5-0 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Baru.

The Loughborough Students player notched up three goals in the first half as GB left their rivals stunned at half time. Further goals from Reading youngster Ben Boon and David Goodfield of Sheffield Hallam in the second half ensured Great Britain’s victory.

Speaking after the game Great Britain Under 21 Assistant Coach Kevin Johnson said: “It was an excellent start results-wise, but we do know that we could turn in a better performance and that is our aim going forward.”

Taylor opened the scoring after 10 minutes from a straight strike at GB’s first penalty corner, and they doubled the lead from the team’s second corner, again with an excellent straight strike three minutes later.

Taylor bagged his hat-trick on 25 minutes, this time from a penalty stroke. GB’s third penalty corner hit a defender on the line, and Taylor eagerly stepped up to successfully take the shot.

Five minutes after the break, GB added a fourth goal. A good move down the left resulted in shots from Sam French and Hamish Imrie both being deflected back out, but Ben Boon scored with the third shot.

And on 45 minutes, David Goodfield scored from open play. A good move down the left again saw Liam Brignull pass to James Albery who was overlapping on the left. His cross was controlled well by Goodfield, who slapped the ball high into the net.

"It is always good to score a hat-trick, but it's the gold medal we are after here," said Taylor, who was named the man of the match for his efforts. "It is a good start and we hope to build from this."

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Fixtures for the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup

Date/time

Fixture

Result

Sunday 12 October 2014

09:05

Great Britain

Pakistan

5-0

11:05

New Zealand

India

1-2

13:05

Malaysia

Australia

1-2

Monday 13 October 2014

 

09:05

Great Britain

India

11:05

Australia

Pakistan

13:05

Malaysia

New Zealand

Wednesday 15 October 2014

09:05

Australia

New Zealand

11:05

India

Pakistan

13:05

Malaysia

Great Britain

Thursday 16 October 2014

09:05

New Zealand

Pakistan

11:05

Malaysia

India

13:05

Great Britain

Australia

Saturday 18 October 2014

 

09:05

Australia

India

11:05

Pakistan

Malaysia

13:05

New Zealand

Great Britain

Sunday 19 October 2014

08:35

5th place

6th place

11:05

3rd place

4th place

13:35

1st place

2nd place

 

 

U21 Great Britain Men’s squad for Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Name

Club

James Albery

Cambridge City

Ben Boon

Reading

Liam Brignull

Cardiff & Met

Elliot Bullman (GK)

Wilmslow

Brendan Creed

Sheffield Hallam

Rob Farrington

Cannock

Sam French

Birmingham University

James Gall

Beeston

Jonny Gall

Surbiton

Harry Gibson (GK)

Hampstead and Westminster

David Goodfield

Sheffield Hallam

Jonty Griffiths

Loughborough Students

Ed Horler

Loughborough Students

Hamish Imrie

Grange

Chris Proctor

Beeston

Liam Sanford

Team Bath Buccaneers

Sam Spencer

Cannock

Luke Taylor

Loughborough Students